Helen Hughes
Binns’ Grids and Voids:

Vivienne Binns, From David’s jumper mark II, 2007–8, acrylic on canvas, 152.5 x 183.8cm. Image: Derek Ross.

Binns' Grids and Voids: It is what it is, what it is, Vivienne Binns at Sutton Gallery, 17 March – 14 April 2018

Vivienne Binns seems to have taught—or had some sort of mentor-like relationship with—a whole bunch of artists whose work I like: Charlie Sofo, Liang Luscombe, Trevelyan Clay, Kate Smith and Geoff Newton, to name just a few. If there is amongst some or all of these artis...

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Brent Harris, 'the small sword' at Tolarno Galleries,  by Helen Hughes

Brent Harris, land's end # 1, 2017. Photography by Andrew Curtis.

Brent Harris, the small sword, Tolarno Galleries, September 28 – November 4, 2017

Hallucinations between figure and ground flicker across the surface of many of Brent Harris’s compositions in his new exhibition at Tolarno Galleries, the small sword. In the studio (2017), for example, the main figure’s cartoonish outline—that most primitive of compositional devices that distinguishes an object from its background—wobble...

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Liam Osborne: Hot Copy

Liam Osborne Hot Copy

Punk Café, 8 July – 22 July 2017

by Helen Hughes

Presented by Liam Osborne, the young Melbourne artist and director/curator of the Brunswick East gallery Punk Café, Hot Copy is a meditation on themes of boredom, repetition, monotony, uselessness and impactlessness. These themes are charted both in relation to the artist's day-to-day routines (working to pay rent, to make art, etc.) and in relation to the role of Punk Café as a Melbourne artist-run gallery (one that...

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James Tylor, 'un-resettling' at Vivien Anderson Gallery,  by Helen Hughes

James Tylor, un-resettling, 2017, installation view. Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery

James Tylor, un-resettling, Vivien Anderson Gallery, 29 March – 29 April 2017

In recent years, Bruce Pascoe's widely read Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? (2014) and Bill Gammage's The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia (2011) have helped cultivate a more general understanding of the history of Aboriginal land management, agricultural practices, and...

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'The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver' by Helen Hughes

Bronwyn Oliver, Unicorn, 1984, paper, tissue, wire, hair, cane, 70 x 70 x 270 cm, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Gift of the artist under the terms of the New South Wales, Travelling Art Scholarship 1986. (Photo: Jenni Carter/AGNSW) © Estate of Bronwyn Oliver. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver, curated by Julie Ewington, TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville–Yarra Glen Road, Healesville, Victoria, 19 November 2016 – 5 February 2017.

The S...